Catalyzing Drug Safety: Harnessing IoT and Block chain Technology and its Synergy in Pharmacovigilance

  • John Praveen Accenture Life Sciences R&D Solutions, Department of Pharmacovigilance, Bangalore, India


The convergence of Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technologies is catalysing a paradigm shift in the field of pharmacovigilance. This article provides an overview of the application of IoT and blockchain in pharmacovigilance, highlighting their transformative potential in enhancing patient safety and drug efficacy monitoring. IoT devices enable real-time data collection, enabling prompt identification of adverse events, while blockchain ensures data integrity and security. Together, they create a robust ecosystem for pharmacovigilance, allowing for transparent reporting, streamlined adverse event management, and proactive measures to safeguard public health. This paper explores key use cases, benefits, challenges, and prospects of this innovative approach, emphasizing its pivotal role in shaping the future of drug safety and regulatory compliance in the pharmaceutical industry.

Keywords: Blockchain Technology, Internet of Things, IoT, Pharmacovigilance, Drug Safety, Real-time Reporting, Supply Chain Transparency, Medication Traceability,, Medication Adherence, Counterfeit Drug Prevention, Batch and Recall Management, Clinical Trial Data Integrity, Smart Contracts


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John Praveen, Accenture Life Sciences R&D Solutions, Department of Pharmacovigilance, Bangalore, India

Accenture Life Sciences R&D Solutions, Department of Pharmacovigilance, Bangalore, India


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Praveen, J. (2023). Catalyzing Drug Safety: Harnessing IoT and Block chain Technology and its Synergy in Pharmacovigilance. Journal of Innovations in Applied Pharmaceutical Science (JIAPS), 8(3). Retrieved from
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